17 Jun 2020
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12 Jun 2020
In our Asia Research News Podcast, we delve into Doing Research in Myanmar: a systematic study of how social science research is produced, distributed and used in the country.
28 May 2020
A research group led by Professor Patrick Chun Man Wong, Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, and Director of Brain and Mind Institute at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), invited more than 400 native speakers of Cantonese to participate in a study. The results show that participants with a specific genotype of the ASPM gene are better at perceiving lexical tone in Cantonese, and those without it may improve their abilities through musical training. The research offers clear evidence for the hypothesis that subtle differences in genetic makeup may form the different languages people speak in different regions of the world. In this case, because most Chinese people have an ASPM genotype that favors lexical tone processing, they adopted lexical tone in their language. The findings were recently published in the journal Science Advances.
25 May 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice Asia is organising an essay contest on “How is science advice used for the government in your country?”
27 Apr 2020
Springer Nature and UNESCO have signed an agreement to publish open access books on a range of issues cutting across major research areas such as education, culture, the natural sciences, the human and social sciences and communication and information
27 Apr 2020
Application period now open for award programme that acknowledges and celebrates outstanding women working in STEM* research and outreach
23 Apr 2020
The Responsible Business report provides insight into how Springer Nature is supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and addressing material issues.
21 Apr 2020
Springer Nature Group commits to be net carbon neutral this year, as part of an ongoing reduction in emissions and broader responsible business programme.
06 Mar 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Asia is conducting a survey on “Science in Policy Making”.
02 Mar 2020
Researchers explore the links between happiness and productivity at a factory in Laos
24 Jan 2020
Japan’s government should invest in financial literacy programmes in schools and the media to help people make better decisions about savings, investment and pensions.
22 Jan 2020
Debate over granting Malaysian citizenship to sea gypsies who have historically lived along the coast, long before Malaysia was a country, raises fundamental questions about citizenship.
17 Jan 2020
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.
14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
08 Jan 2020
Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.
23 Dec 2019
Professor Dennis Yuk Ming LO and Professor Rossa Wai Kwun CHIU from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been named the “Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2018” by the world-renowned scientific journal Nature Biotechnology. They are the only Hong Kong scientists on the list and it is the third consecutive year for Professor Lo to receive this honour.
20 Dec 2019
Professor Ronald Ching Wan MA, Professor and Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Professor Siew Chien NG, Professor of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Associate Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research under the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), have received Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2020 in recognition of their excellent achievements in scientific research in medicine and the support that gives to the next generation of clinician scientists.
20 Dec 2019
Prof. Zhou Bolei, Assistant Professor from the Department of Information Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently been named as one of the 20 honourees of the regional MIT Technology Review “Innovators under 35”.
20 Dec 2019
Nine professors of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have earned the honour of being named in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” as among the world’s top researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited by fellow academics.
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
10 Dec 2019
Latest Nature Index supplement shows US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations stall
26 Nov 2019
Umetaro Suzuki (7 April 1874 – 20 September 1943) was a Japanese scientist best remembered for his research on beriberi, a disease caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, characterized by limb stiffness, paralysis and pain.
26 Nov 2019
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain the abnormal motility patterns displayed by cancer cells.
25 Nov 2019
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
22 Nov 2019
Husband and wife team, Kimishige (3 December 1925 – 6 July 2018) and Teruko Ishizaka (28 September 1926 – 4 June 2019) discovered the antibody class Immunoglobulin E (IgE) that triggers allergic reactions.
22 Nov 2019
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
22 Nov 2019
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (19 October 1897 – 14 April 1994) was an artist and chemist from Pakistan whose research focused on natural products from plants.
20 Nov 2019
Survey of over 6,300 PhD students worldwide shows most to be satisfied with their PhD experience, but highlights issues affecting student well-being such as working hours, funding and bullying
15 Nov 2019
Congratulations to all the winners of 11th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting 2019 in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Below is the list of winners according to the categories with respective research titles.
18 Mar 2010
Jon Duschinsky, author of Philanthropy in a Flat World, will explore the future of philanthropy with a special focus on funding models for research and education.
10 Mar 2010
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hosting a panel at the NGO Forum of the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
08 Mar 2010
The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-hosting a side event at the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
09 Mar 2010
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) 40th anniversary, and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, IDRC is hosting a half-day event in Ottawa.
05 Mar 2010
International Symposium on Designing Governance for Civil Society
04 Mar 2010
As a part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30), the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies will launch a new program named “Global Information and Communication Technology and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program” in September 2011.
14 Oct 2010
The inaugural edition of the `POWER series of Exhibitions’ launched by CEMS-Global in 2009 - `POWER Bangladesh 2009’ International Expo, organized by CEMS USA in association with CEMS BANGLADESH (CEMS-Global) made a resounding success and brought a revolution in the Power & Energy sector of Bangladesh.
25 May 2010
Some 700 delegates from Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa are participating in the Summit set on 25th-26th May 2010 to examine media issues and social concerns that may contribute towards industry and societal development.
19 Jan 2010
This is the third forum on climate change since 2008 organised jointly by the British High Commission and the Chevening Alumni following the annual major United Nations (UN) conference on climate change.
12 Jan 2010
JUNBA (Japanese University Network in the Bay Area) will hold its Symposium and Technology Fair on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.
30 Jan 2010
International GCOE Symposium on Neurocognitive Development "Shedding Light on Developing Brain" is to be held as follows. *Admission free, registration is required. *This event will be held in English; no interpretation will be provided.
08 Dec 2009
Time & Date: Tuesday 8th December 2009, 13:00 – 16:30 (Registration starts at 12:30) Venue: 2 Fl, Conference Hall, Old University Library, Keio University Mita Campus Admission Free - Advance registration essential (See below)
09 Dec 2009
Mekong Media Forum, organised by Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific and Probe Media Foundation Inc, will be held on Dec. 9-12, 2009, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
11 Dec 2009
Date December 11th (Fri) 2009, 10:00-17:00 Venue Tokyo International Forum - Hall B7 and Hall B5 Admission Free of charge (Reservation is not necessary.) Organizer Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology [KLL] (Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology / Graduate School of Science and Technology)
13 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at Malaysia (KL)!
11 Dec 2009
Keio Media Design launches an information session at National University of Singapore (NUS)!
24 May 2010
Join the biggest global media event taking place in Asia-Pacific, the 2010 Asia Media Summit, and tap unparalleled opportunities for examining these issues and finding new perspectives on media’s strategies and initiatives.
04 Nov 2009
The conference will be organized by a large number of organizations including Abyad Medical Center, Middle East Association on Age, Ageing & Alzheimer's-MEAAA, The Health Ministers' Council for the Cooperation Council States, Lebanese order of physicians-Tripoli-Lebanon and others
06 Nov 2009
Keio Symposium Mexico and Japan: Opportunities to Enhance Regional Competitiveness in Asia Pacific on November 6
05 Oct 2009
Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development
24 Sep 2009
Fourth Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009) 6-9 December, 2009 Shangai, China
15 Oct 2009
The workshop will explore the security implications of critical energy and environmental issues in Central Asia and will seek to generate strategic insights that will be useful for government and private-sector policy-makers around the world and in Central Asia itself.
01 Dec 2009
This is a pressing invitation from the Asia Task Force to register for a major series of events on Doing Business in Asia, to be held across the UK from 1-4 December in London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.
24 Oct 2009
August 19, 2009 - Beijing, China - From 24-30 October 2009, the biennial Icograda World Design Congress in association with the first Beijing Design Week will be held in Beijing, China for the first time.
12 Mar 2010
The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics welcomes papers that represent any scientific endeavor that addresses itself to “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition: “How we can gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”
06 Dec 2009
ASWC 2009 calls for Workshops, Tutorials, Posters, and Demos
09 Nov 2010
The 3rd Asia-Pacific and Europe Media Dialogue will be held at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 9th and 10th of November 2009.
09 Aug 2009
The 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific will bring people from various backgrounds in Asia and the Pacific region to meet and share knowledge, skills, ideas, research findings related to HIV and AIDS.
20 Nov 2009
The Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg cordially invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, which will take place in Penang, Malaysia on 20 – 22 November 2009.
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Giants in history
Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
The founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute in India, Muthulakshmi Reddy (30 July 1886 – 22 July 1968), fought to uplift women and girls from impoverished situations.
Through her iconic stories featuring fictional scenes from the history of the Philippines, language teacher and academic Genoveva Matute (3 January 1915 – 21 March 2009) helped strengthen the Filipino identity.
Tsuneko (7 June 1933) and Reiji Okazaki (8 October 1930 – 1 August 1975) were a Japanese couple who discovered Okazaki fragments – short sequences of DNA that are synthesized during DNA replication and linked together to form a continuous strand.
Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
Indian scientist and physician Upendranath Brahmachari (19 December 1873–6 February 1946) is best known for creating a drug called Urea Stibamine, used to safely and reliably treat visceral leishmaniasis (or Kala-azar), a severe infection caused by the Leishmania parasite.
Little is known about Ali, a teenager from Sarawak, Malaysia, who was chief assistant to the famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. Most of what is known comes from Wallace’s writings. Ali accompanied Wallace on expeditions throughout the Malay Archipelago from December 1855 to February 1862.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24 January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was the first female engineer from Karnataka in India.